The VON Coalition

phoneCool Tools - Find your own voice!

Innovative and often free Internet enabled voices services. They aren’t a telephone replacement – but often something entirely different. They are examples of what happens when MacGyver meets VoIP. For 100 years we have answered our phones, now they can answer to us.

Home phone services -- pay less but get more

Examples:

T-Mobile @Home – a $10 per month home phone.  Save up to $600 a year, keep your same home phone number, and get advanced new features. In addition to unlimited long-distance domestic calls, users of the @Home service get call waiting, three-way calling, caller ID, and can port their existing number. Customers can also set up CallerTunes, also known as ringback tones.  http://www.t-mobileathome.com

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Best ISP for dial up & broadband Internet - EarthLink

Earthlink DSL & Home Phone Service.  Don't pay more. Get more. Earthlink provides blazing fast broadband together with a home phone services with a complete lineup of popular calling features -- all at no extra charge.  Features include enhanced voicemail, 3-way calling, call blocking, and call forwarding.  http://www.earthlink.net/voice/index.faces

 

Vonage

Vonage – a better way to phone for less.  Vonage is an all-inclusive phone service. Vonage gives you local and long distance calling anywhere in the US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada for one low price. It uses your existing high-speed Internet connection (also known as broadband) instead of standard phone lines. You'll save money and get great features like Caller ID with Name, Call Waiting and Voicemail Plus included at no additional cost.  http://www.vonage.com/

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AT&T CallVantage and softphone.  AT&T CallVantage service converts your voice into data so you can place and receive your calls over your high speed Internet, DSL, cable, or fiber connection.  You can choose from plans that include local, long distance, and nationwide calling, your favorite features like Voice Mail, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, and Caller ID with Name, and powerful features, such as: Locate Me, Do Not Disturb, Safe Forward Number, and Control by Phone.  http://www.usa.att.com/callvantage/

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Packet8 VoIP Home

Packet8 Digital Phone Service.  Packet8 Internet Phone Service works exactly like traditional phone service with two exceptions – you pay a lot less for local and long distance calling and gain an abundance of powerful features like voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, three way calling and much more at no extra charge. http://www.packet8.net/residential_services/

 

USA Datanet utilizes an advanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network to provide voice, Internet access and enhanced communications services to hundreds of thousands of consumer, business and carrier customers across the United States. USA Datanet offers 2 unique and affordable residential rate plans to fit your calling patterns -- whether you are on the phone for hours or minutes.  http://usadatanet.com/

 

StarPoint IP is a total residential communication solution from a leader in digital phone services.  The StarPoint IP secret to quality service is that it is powered by one of the most advanced networks anywhere – the 100% all digital PointOne network.  http://www.pointone.com/

 

T-Mobile unlimited hotspot calling.  Simplify your life.   What if one phone is all you need? With the T-Mobile HotSpot @Home Add-on connected to your plan, and a wireless router, your HotSpot @Home phone gives you great coverage and unlimited calls from home or any T-Mobile HotSpot nationwide. Plus, your HotSpot @Home phone is all the mobile phone you need when you’re on the go.  http://www.theonlyphoneyouneed.com/

 

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CallSmart is a North Dakota company that is taking advantage of the latest Voice over Internet (VoIP) technology to provide an alternative to traditional long distance voice service.   http://getcallsmart.com/

 

Plug it in and start making calls. This pocket-sized device lets you place unlimited local and long distance calls for a fraction of the cost of a traditional landline – about $40 a year.  You can use magijack to make calls you’re your PC or plug in a regular phone.  http://www.magicjack.com

One low price. Lots of great features. That's Lingo! All your U.S. local, long distance, Canada and international calls over your high-speed Internet connection, all for just one low price. Even one convenient monthly bill. Add a choice of lots of features, and Lingo delivers everything you need - and want - in a phone service, and so much more. http://www.lingo.com/

 

Verizon VoiceWing broadband phone service

VoiceWing – where voices meet over broadband.  VoiceWing gives you the power to manage your calls, program calling features check your voice mail online, update contacts and more... all through your broadband connection.  https://www22.verizon.com/ForYourHome/VOIP/VOIPHome.aspx

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No more monthly phone bills. For a one time prices, and no monthly phone bills, Ooma works with your high-speed Internet and home phones to deliver: Unlimited calling to any number in the US; All the features you've come to depend on, like caller-ID, call-waiting, and voicemail; The reliability and crisp acoustic performance of a landline; A new number from any calling area in the US; The option to keep your phone number for a one-time fee ($39.99); Easy setup to get you up and dialing in no time; Voicemail notifications to your email and mobile phone; The freedom to hear your voicemail and control preferences online in the ooma Lounge; and Low-cost international rates starting at a penny per minute.  http://www.ooma.com/

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